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Location: NE Corner of Willow Mountain, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest

Start Date: June 10, 2018

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: old burn scar, heavy dead and down, some mixed conifer and ponderosa pine.

Resources: monitor status

Size: ~ 3 acres

Containment: 0%

Incident Commander: J. Reinz, ICT4

Summary: The Willow Fire, is burning on National Forest System lands, on Glenwood Ranger District in Catron County, NM. It is about 400 yards above Crest Trail #182, therefore Crest Trail #182 will be closed from Sandy Point to Trail #172 at this time for public health and safety.

Roadway now open.

CLOSURE– LORDSBURG STATELINE
I-10 westbound traffic could become congested due to a full lane closure in Arizona. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution. Please expect delays.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On a cloudy and not too hot day at Gough Park, Hidalgo Medical Services held its annual Jump into Summer event to get kids involved in activities for the summer break. The event, on Saturday, June 9, 2018, had stations with kids' activities throughout the park, as well as vendors selling healthful foods for the kids and their parents.

Truth or Consequences, NM, June 10, 2018—Smoke was reported yesterday from an area known as the Kitty Litter Mine in the Black Range Ranger District, Gila National Forest.

The slightly greenish-tinted smoke was seen near Kline Ranch, about 600 feet south of Highway 59. It appears to be from the mine shaft from the defunct Kitty Litter Mine. The legal description of this area is T10S, R10W, Section 16. An engine was dispatched, and cautionary signs are being placed on Highway 59.

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION
Ute Park Fire - June 10, 2018 Morning Update

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #1
BEA DAY - INCIDENT COMMANDER

 Red Flag Warning Today

Acres: 36,740 acres (26,387 acres on Philmont Scout Ranch) Percent Containment: 77%
Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Jurisdiction: NM State Fuels: Grass, Piñon Juniper, Mixed Conifer
Origin Location: Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron
Resources: 445 personnel, 10 crews, 7 helicopters, 12 engines, 1 dozer, and 5 water tenders

There is a Red Flag Warning today from noon until 8:00 pm with strong, gusty winds across the area. Wind from the west will not be a concern for fire perimeter growth as it will blow the fire back into the burned area. Conditions remain hot and dry. Any thunderstorms that develop are expected to be dry and isolated. Firefighters are prepared to respond to new starts in the area as needed.

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION
Ute Park Fire - June 9, 2018 Evening Update

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #1
BEA DAY - INCIDENT COMMANDER

 Improving Line Along West Flank

Acres: 36,740 acres (26,387 acres on Philmont Scout Ranch) Percent Containment: 77%
Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Jurisdiction: NM State Fuels: Grass, Piñon Juniper, Mixed Conifer
Origin Location: Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron
Resources: 445 personnel, 10 crews, 7 helicopters, 12 engines, 1 dozer, and 5 water tenders

There will be a Red Flag Warning tomorrow from noon until 8:00 pm with erratic winds, gusting up to 35 mph. Wind from the west will not be a concern for fire perimeter growth as it will blow the fire back onto itself. Partly cloudy conditions are expected tonight and tomorrow morning followed by clear skies, and isolated dry thunderstorms. Firefighters are prepared to respond to new starts in the area as needed.

IMG 0230 2Carmen Terrazas holds up Pro-Life signs

The first to show up to hold her signs in the Pro-Life Rally held in front of Walmart on Saturday, June 9, 2018, was Carmen Terrazas. Others joined in the bi-weekly rally against abortion.

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION
Ute Park Fire - June 9, 2018 Morning Update

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #1
BEA DAY - INCIDENT COMMANDER

 Scattered Thunderstorms Expected

Acres: 36,740 acres (26,387 acres on Philmont Scout Ranch) Percent Containment: 77%
Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Jurisdiction: NM State Fuels: Grass, Piñon Juniper, Mixed Conifer
Origin Location: Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron
Resources: 545 personnel including 13 crews, 10 helicopters, 18 engines, 4 bulldozers, 7 water tenders

Mostly cloudy conditions are expected to bring isolated thunderstorms this afternoon, with gusty erratic winds. Firefighters are prepared to respond to new starts in the area as needed.

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